Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194248
Authors: 
Berthelon, Matías
Kruger, Diana
Eberhard, Juan P.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Estudios de Economía [ISSN:] 0718-5286 [Volume:] 44 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 5-32
Abstract: 
We study the effect of adolescent motherhood on education and labor outcomes among 20-24 year old women in Chile. We identify causal effects of motherhood with family fixed effects using a large data set covering the 1990-2011 period. Teen motherhood has negative effects on education and labor outcomes, and timing of motherhood matters: teen births reduce education outcomes, while young motherhood reduces labor force participation. Labor outcome effects are present among the non-poor, and effects changed between 1990 and 2011. Results highlight the important role of adolescent motherhood in women's human capital accumulation and income inequality.
Subjects: 
Adolescent motherhood
education
labor market
teen pregnancy
Chile
JEL: 
I15
J13
I25
O15
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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